A little bit about me
I'm a video maker and filmmaker with 11 years experience working in digital media, advertising, TV, & Film, and have been fortunate to earn some cool awards along the way (see below!). I currently live in Brooklyn, NY with my soon-to-be wife (Mary), two rescue cats (Dexter & Will Feral), and rescue dog (Chewie). And I love hot sauce so much that I pretty much put it on everything like Buddy The Elf with his maple syrup.
After graduating from Syracuse University, I moved to Los Angeles and got my start working on the hit FX series JUSTIFIED where I not only learned the ins and outs of how a series comes to life on set, but also how to gain 15 pounds without really trying by the craft service table. I then went on to work with the writers of JUSTIFIED learning how a series comes to life on paper, and how to lose the 'Freshman PA 15'. Fast forward a year, and I'm working on Season 6 of MAD MEN for the Executive Producers where I spent my days in the writers' office, and evenings on set which felt like getting sent back to the 60s in a time machine every day. After MAD MEN, I worked 2 years in TV development with Emmy Award winning writer/producers André & Maria Jacquemetton through a Warner Brothers development deal.
Currently, I'm the Senior Producer at Thrillist / Group Nine Media in the branded video department. I've directed and produced for a variety of brands such as: Hilton, Hotels.com, Verizon, Chase, Wells Fargo, Miller Lite, Bud Light, JetBlue, Delta, Frank's RedHot, Chobani, L.L. Bean, Mexico City Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Travel Oregon, Amazon Studios, La Quinta Inns & Suites, GE, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff ICE, BAI, Curve cologne, Smith & Forge Hard Cider, and more.
Prior to all of this, my experience first began at eleven years old filming backyard wrestling videos with friends in my hometown of Staten Island, NY. But after one too many urgent care visits, I switched to comedy sketches, then eventually short films, music videos, and commercials. And as my passion grew, so did the budgets, and my attention to safety.
AWARDS / HONORS
— 2x OMMA awards: Facebook Video of the Year & Member's Choice Award -- Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength" (2016)
— Arc Award at Sundance for 'Best Use of Viral' -- Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength" (2017)
— Webby Awards 1st Honorable mention - Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength"(2017)
*"Old Man Strength" has reached over 150 million views making it one of the most organically viewed ads online of all time, and the the 5th most viewed (non-music) video online in the first 24 hours ever (as of 2018).
— Digiday Award for Best Branding Consumer Campaign GE "THE SCIENCE OF HOT (2016)
— Digiday Award for Best Use of Real Time Streaming -- Royal Caribbean 'Friendsgiving' (2017)
— Sunscreen Film Festival West Official Selection -- "Joe, actually" (short film) (2016)
— Newport Beach Film Festival Official Selection - "Take Care" (short film) (2020)
— WildSound Grand Prize Winner for Best 1 page screenplay -- "Mime Fine"
Get in touch
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